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ARL Publishes ARL Annual Salary Survey 2011–2012

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2011–2012 which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 126 ARL member libraries during FY2011–2012. Data are reported for 9,910 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 4,046 professional staff in the 11 non-university ARL libraries. Data […]

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ARL Statistics® Webcast Recording Now Available

Free Video on ARL’s YouTube Channel The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a YouTube video of the ARL Statistics® Webcast, held on June 5, 2012. The webcast informs survey coordinators and library staff about the nature of descriptive research library statistics, demonstrates how ARL members and nonmember libraries can access the ARL Statistics® data, and […]

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Libraries are becoming increasingly involved in publication activities.  For example, at Washington State University, an Open Journal System (OJS) instance was set up last year and the first journal hosted on it is the WSU publication LandEscapes.  The editors are using the software to support the publication of the 2012 issue and retrospective issues (example: […]

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Quantitative Data Analysis for Support of Special Collections

Hello, We are wondering if anyone is aware of special collections departments that have conducted quantitative data analysis projects to aid in data-driven management. For example, the analysis of statistics related to reading room visits, collection circulation, visitor demographics, web stats, or processing metrics to inform decisions about opening hours, outreach, staffing models, workflow adjustments, […]

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Data liberation of in-house library statistics

Have libraries used an institutional repository as a “container” for library-related statistics,  current or retrospective, and/or dumped sources of raw data into a web-based application, such as Nesstar, for collaborative viewing/sharing/manipulating within the institution? I have started exploring the idea of the IR as container, but we need to formulate a set of guidelines to […]

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I love Ray Lyons’ Weblog

clipped from raylyons.wordpress.com Ray Lyons’ Weblog clipped from raylyons.wordpress.com So I want to write a bit about what statisticians call measurement error. And I might as well start right off with a rather advanced idea:  Measurement is about reducing error. We try to be systematic in our measures to increase accuracy, and minimize error in […]

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